CALS 183 Communication Methods
Outline, Tuesday 21 April, Thursday 23 April
A (CRN 11763) Tuesdays 2:30-3:45pm, Flemming 101
Lecture B (CRN 91497) Thursdays 2:30-3:45pm, Harris 115
Please put away all electronic
devices (lap tops, smart phones, iPods, iPads etc.) and take out
something to write with and paper.
Attendance speech: "My
name is ...... (anything you want to say)"
- One Week Left - our
last lecture is April 21/23.
your Choice Presentation.
- Bring Flash Drive (2+
Gigs) to lab when you present.
- Check Syllabus
speaking schedule for when you are presenting and your lab
Tips From TAs:
- Follow the Critique Sheets!
- The Choice
presentation is most heavily weighted - we are expecting
should be 7-9 minutes.
- Make sure your
PREVIEW is clear and obvious
- Restate must knows
must be specific (not categorical), and the conclusion
should be separate from the restate must knows.
- Use creative hooks
- show of hands is getting old..
- Audience ACTION
must be clear in Persuasive presentations.
- Cite images, and
use blank black slides between images.
The single most important thing to do
in preparing to speak: Practice in front
of others and get feedback
Persuasive and Choice
Presentation suggested order of things to do:
1. Mind Map first draft
2. Research your topic
4. Mind Map
5. Presentation outline
(big font, one sheet)
6. Practice at least three times in front of friends
and get feedback
7. GIVE YOUR PRESENTATION
8. View your presentation, read peer evaluations,
9. Write your reflection paper
10. Assemble your reflection folder: Reflection
Folder Checklist folder is due at the beginning of lab the
following week. Here's an example of the Contents
of the Reflection Folder.
Reflection folders may be
delivered to Dr. L's office - 208 D Morrill
Hall (third floor - turn left, then right past
photocopier into 208. Office is at end of the hall under the red
In class Course Evaluation
(CRN: 11763 [Tuesday], 12886 [Thursday]): http://www.uvm.edu/crs/courseevaluation
Weathers's Talk - Part 2